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Kellie Pickler coming to Huntington for PATH to the Cure concert

5K Run/Walk participants get free concert admission all proceeds benefit women of the Tri-State

5K Run/Walk participants get free concert admission all proceeds benefit women of the Tri-State

(HUNTINGTON)—PATH to the Cure enters its third year with a major announcement that will help even more women of the Tri-State get access to life-saving mammograms. 

St. Mary’s Medical Center has partnered with the SMG-managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment and the City of Huntington to bring country music sensation Kellie Pickler to the Tri-State for a benefit concert. The PATH to the Cure 5K Walk/Run will be Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, followed by a concert with country singing star and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Kellie Pickler.

“PATH to the Cure has already raised tens of thousands of dollars to help uninsured and under-insured women get mammograms,” said Brian Sipe, general manager of SMG-managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena. “The Arena and Clear Channel wanted to use our resources for securing big name talent to make this an even bigger event and help women of the Tri-State. Kellie Pickler has added more excitement to one of the largest charity events in Huntington.”

Kellie Pickler brought national attention to breast cancer last year when she shaved her head in a show of support for a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The healing power of her music has touched countless lives and her star became even brighter this year when she was crowned champion of “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC Television. 

“Kellie Pickler is an amazing person and we’ve seen she is always looking for a way to give back to the communities that have supported her,” said Judy Jennings, regional market manager at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment for Huntington/Parkersburg/Wheeling. “We are so excited that our radio listeners will get to hear Kellie Pickler in person and they can help a great cause by being part of PATH to the Cure.”

All PATH to the Cure race participants will get free admission to the Kellie Pickler concert immediately following the 5K walk/run. Tickets are just $27.00 for those not participating in the walk/run. To sign up for the race, go to and to buy tickets for the concert only, go to or call 1-800-745-3000. Concert tickets go on sale Friday, August 2, at 10 a.m. and registration for PATH to the Cure is already under way.

PATH to the Cure was started in 2011 as a way to bring new attention to the fight against breast cancer and to raise money for uninsured and under-insured women to get mammograms at St. Mary’s Breast Center. A portion of the proceeds raised also go to benefit the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH) to help promote fitness in our community. 

“This began as a small idea among a small group of people who wanted to make a big difference,” said Julie Neal, one of the founding members of PATH to the Cure. “This effort to help women has grown faster than any of us expected and our hearts are touched each time a woman gets a mammogram through the program. The community support has been incredible,” Neal added.

For more information on Kellie Pickler, visit For more information about PATH to the Cure, visit

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